Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jardin des Tuileries - pétanque?



Jardin des Tuileries

In the steady rain, the serious still play pétanque

It was not a slight drizzle but more rain than I have seen in Paris before.  
They were drenched but did not seem to mind.


(taken a week ago on October 6th)


Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris
 

18 comments:

Jack said...

First things first, Genie.

Owen said...

Hi Genie, wanted to let you know, I saw your message much too late, and couldn't have gotten in to Paris that Monday night... work has been absolutely, positively insane lately, trying to hold the fort together while things are unraveling right and left ! No rest for the weary... I hope you and H. have had a marvelous time, I'm sure you have... maybe next time... Many thanks for the invite though...

Kristie Franklin said...

It doesn't surprise me that serious Petanque players would play in the rain. Serious golfers do the same! HAH I think I would like to learn how to play Petanque.

Hope you had a safe trip back home and enjoyed your visit.

Randy said...

Beautiful shot.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Love this photo...we got stuck in the rain today on a bike ride...it was fun!!!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I'm afraid Jack is right, Genie!! First things first! Fun shot for the day! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Hugs
Sylvia

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Like the picture has a mind of its own !

Joe said...

Now that's what I call dedication.

Mister D said...

No doubt a ritual come rain or shine

brattcat said...

oh, sweet genie, i hope you had shoes that stayed dry...i did not, i fear.

Janey and Co. said...

I agree with Kristie, my husband on the golf course came to mind.

martinealison said...

Le jeu c'est le jeu !!...
Bien joué Génie avec cette photo !
Gros bisous

M said...

Persistent, dedicated and faithful to pétanque! Great photo!

Virginia said...

It's the French equivalent of crazy US golfers.
V

Irredento Urbanita said...

Someday I will wish to know what is the essence of that game.

Hugs

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Starman said...

When it comes to doing things in inclement weather, Parisians are in a class by themselves.

Bibi said...

A different breed, to be sure!

c'est Jeff ici said...

Yesterday was a global Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl. I joined the Paris group. We started out in Luxembourg Gardens. The rain seemed to have no effect on anyone! We found shelter where we could, had a nice lunch, sketched inside Eglise Sy Entiene du Mont and just thoroughly enjoyed the day in spite of the rain.